ArtsNOW Receives $100,000 Grant from The Zeist Foundation to Bring Arts Integration to Metro Atlanta

Jun 13, 2024

Speaker in a room full of people talking about the power of arts integration at Angel Oak Elementary School

The Zeist Foundation, dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved children through a holistic approach to human services, education, and arts & culture, has awarded a $100,000 grant to ArtsNOW. This grant will support arts-integrated professional learning at four additional metro Atlanta schools for the 2024-2025 school year.

Planning for this initiative began in the spring of 2024 when ArtsNOW collaborated with district leaders and administration. The ArtsNOW team conducted walkthroughs at each elementary school to discuss specific needs with principals and leadership teams. Based on these discussions, ArtsNOW is developing customized approaches to meet the unique needs of each school.

Thanks to the generous support from The Zeist Foundation, ArtsNOW will partner with four elementary schools:

  • Hope-Hill Elementary School (Atlanta Public Schools)
  • Agnes Jones Elementary School (Atlanta Public Schools)
  • Usher-Collier Elementary School (Atlanta Public Schools)
  • Princeton Elementary School (DeKalb County School District)

"We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from The Zeist Foundation," said Pamela Walker, ArtsNOW CEO and President. "This funding will enable us to enhance the educational experiences of students by integrating the arts into their daily learning. We look forward to working closely with these schools to implement tailored strategies to foster creativity and academic growth."

The Zeist Foundation embraces a holistic approach to address the needs of underserved children in the areas of human services, education, and arts & culture. The Foundation seeks opportunities to partner with reputable organizations that are effective, collaborative, and adaptive, aiming to improve access to and quality of opportunities so children can reach their full potential.

For more information about the ArtsNOW initiative or to learn how your school can get involved, please visit

About ArtsNOW:

ArtsNOW is a national non-profit that offers customized solutions to improve teacher efficacy and student results through authentic arts integration into academic content.

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